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The Benefits of One-on-0ne Physical Therapy

The Benefits of One-on-0ne Physical Therapy
The Benefits of One-on-0ne Physical Therapy

In the world of Physical Therapy, group therapy is a common practice. Typically, Physical Therapists (PT) work with two or more patients at the same time. This is not ideal for the patient or the Physical Therapist. Patient-specific, individualized sessions are optimal for patient progress and restored function. Here are some of the benefits:

Improved mobility and strength: In a one-on-one setting, the PT can be “eyes-on” and “hands-on” with every move the patient makes. They can assess pain, discomfort, strength, and flexibility while physically working with the patient.

Direct supervision: The Physical Therapist can assess the entire session without having to focus time on other patients. He or she can watch every move the patient makes to ensure optimal form and make any adjustments at that time.

Better patient/therapist interaction: One-on-one sessions can build trust between the patient and the PT. They are able to privately discuss struggles and victories during the therapy session that may not take place in a group setting.

Progress tracking: The Physical Therapist is able to track the patient’s progress more precisely and make any adjustments to the treatment plan accordingly.

Fewer sessions required: Individualized Physical Therapy allows the therapist to develop a very specific approach. This results in quicker healing and usually fewer sessions to reach the patient’s goals.

Simply put, patients have better outcomes in a shorter period of time with one-on-one Physical Therapy sessions.

At Performance Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine, we only schedule one-on-one Physical Therapy sessions for a full 45-minutes. Our team of fully-trained and board-certified Physical Therapists will guide you through your recovery. Give us a call today and schedule your individualized Physical Therapy session.

Milan M. DiGiulio, M.D. offers comprehensive orthopedic care for you and your entire family, specializing in Sports Medicine and arthroscopic surgery of the shoulder and knee. Dr. DiGiulio performs over 200 arthroscopic shoulder and knee surgeries each year, using the most advanced surgical technology. Dr. DiGiulio is an advocate of non-invasive, non-surgical treatment options such as Physical Therapy and Orthobiologics.

Useful Links

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Sportsmed
  • The American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • American Association of Nurse Anesthetists